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Applications of Molecular Dynamics to the Study of Thermal Degradation in Polymers (NISTIR 5904)

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Author(s)

Marc R. Nyden

Abstract

The flammability of polymeric materials is a major concern which impacts public safety and limits their use in buildings, ships, aircraft and clothing. Unfortunately, the traditional "trail and error" approach to the design of fire resistant materials is not cost effective. This realization has provided an impetus for the research conducted in this laboratory which has focused on using molecular dynamics modeling to identify factors which alter the condensed phase thermal degradation chemistries of polymers in ways which effect a reduction in their flammability.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5904
Report Number
5904

Keywords

fire research, fire science, thermal degradation, fire resistant materials, flammability

Citation

Nyden, M. (1996), Applications of Molecular Dynamics to the Study of Thermal Degradation in Polymers (NISTIR 5904), NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.5904 (Accessed May 23, 2024)

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Created October 1, 1996, Updated November 10, 2018